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Pregnant. Having cough and runny nose. Looking for relief - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Sir
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:Thank you. My Wife is 21 Weeks Pregnant and she has got Cough and running nose
Doctor:how long has she had those symptoms ?
User:From Past 4 days, initially she was having throat pain/sore throat it subsided after two days
Doctor:The best way to deal with cough, is to try Vit C lozenges , 3-4 times a day , Saline gargles 3-4 times a day and steam inhalation
Doctor:Running nose is very common in 20% of the women of during the 2nd to 3rd month of pregnancy
User:Vit C lozenges - Is it is some tablet?
Doctor:She can take a Crocin tablet , 2 times a day
Doctor:this will reduce her symptoms
Doctor:They are just like Halls , which she can suck and this will reduce the cough
Doctor:use the steam from a hot shower or from a bowl of hot water to relieve nasal stuffiness and a runny nose
User:Crocin any specific mg?
Doctor:Using saltwater to rinse your nostrils will also help
Doctor:Crocin 500 mg 2 times a day
Doctor:Using a humidifier and drinking more fluids will help a sore throat
Doctor:if her symptoms , are not reducing, she may need a course of antibiotics, for a few days
User:She is reluctant to take any tablet and suggesting me that it will go away in a weeks time? Whether not taking Crocin and having cold for few days have any impact of the developing baby?
Doctor:Since your wife is pregnant, I have mentioned the safest medication
Doctor:she can take crocin, without any fear
User:How many day's she has to take crocin?
Doctor:she can take it 2-3 days
Doctor:but, if it is not helping, she should consult a doctor, for a prescription of antibiotics
Doctor:until then, she can follow the methods mentioned by me
User:After taking crocin if it subscides within 1 day whether she can immediately stop tablets or continue for 2-3 days.
Doctor:she can stop the medication, if she has no more symptoms
Doctor:I hope u have followed my suggestions
User:Yes Sir got the required info. Will ask her to take the tablets and also follow the other suggestions also.
User:Thank you, nice chating with you
Doctor:You are very welcome
Doctor:take care and have a good evening
User:Wish you the same, bye
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